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Finally able to edit and publish the live performance of my video piece, “Prom”. May of 2010. Haven’t been able to work for quite some time–so glad to be starting back to my life again!  So, there is a long list of “must finish”.  This is one of them.  I did my first video artwork in 2009-got a chance to have a live performance in 2010.  Very last minute-I was lucky enough to have some great actress/improv/artist friends that stepped up to the plate.  Learning experience.  You really do need some kind of audio/lighting! This was made with a Flip videocamera on a tripod. Not so bad when you consider that.
It was a cold reading, without rehearsal. I think the actresses did a super job. Jen Bosworth, Jocelyn Geboy and Courtney Cole Brobst. The performance was at Art on Armitage in Chicago, IL., courtesy of Mary Ellen Croteau, who let me have the use of her gallery space!. Thanks so much for the opportunity. Good to be able to start working again.
On YouTube. The produced video version is on YouTube, too. Watch that one first.
My cousin, Meghan Stromberg was an actress in the video production. Scarily wonderful!  Jocelyn Geboy, a gifted improv performer, took over her part in the performance. ( Meghan was a little too pregnant with her daughter, Sabrina!).
The installation was created with a vintage mannequin and prom dress.  The fetus carpet was made from my original linocut printed on silk, sewn to felt and “sutured” with embroidery floss. About 5-6 feet in diameter.
(Hi, Yoko! I think you will find the subject matter unfortunately timely.)
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Started Twitter today on the advice of much more hip, savvy and cooler people. Not being Lady Gaga or Yoko Ono-( more on Yoko Ono later!), I could not fathom why anyone would be interested in what I ate for lunch.

Apparently, this platform can be used for good!  Once I establish a nice group of followers, I can tweet my incredibly hypnotic and addictive artwork on a daily basis for the joy, edification and amusement of all. That’s the plan.

As a corollary-I am going to try to get the aforementioned Yoko Ono to follow me. I will be doing this in a totally respectful and playful way.  As she has said, in her brilliant conceptual work: “YES”.  So why not! From the “It Could Be That Easy Tour 2014. I will use her name in my blog and as a tag word.

SO, be in the company of potential greatness and follow me on Twitter. I’m Printmistress88, or Judith Hladik-Voss! Maybe we can all have lunch with Yoko sometime?NH:Elizabethan Beauty

New News

Posted on: July 12, 2014

Last night was the opening of the group show texttexttext @ Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.  I wasn’t able to attend-but my extremely arty and handsome husband, Richard, went and showed the flag for me.  He’s an artist, too, which really helps! I got a great placement for the piece and am very grateful.

I now have a new web page associated with the gallery. http://womanmade.org/galleries/judithhladikvoss.php

It turned out really well-and it’s another link in the cosmos!

Woman Made Gallery – Judith Hladik-Voss Member Gallerywomanmade.orgWoman Made Gallery – Judith Hladik-Voss Member Gallery – Mixed Media, Fiber, Printmaking

Next blog?- new linocut-with some helpful hints…


Circular Reasoning: VerticalToday’s blog is to let you know about a piece of my artwork that is in a group show opening 7/11/2014, at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

It’s a linoleum print/fabric assemblage called “Circular Reasoning”. This piece examines how small changes in word meaning can evolve into major shifts in comprehension. From sanity to insanity and back again. Illustrated with my original linocut prints.

I have been using printing techniques combined with fabric as way of making work larger than I could print on traditional printing presses. Well, one thing has led to another, as they often do, and I now have a series of works I call “Tactile Prints”.   I use hand designed fonts, embroidery, found objects, quilting and assemblage to create these pieces. Circular Reasoning measures 5 x 6 feet.

I will be starting to include more demo/printing tips on the blog, shortly. Happy to answer questions, too. Here’s a sneak preview of Circular Reasoning and some studio pix:

1.CircularReasoningstudio shotParanoia quiltedInsanity+

To view works in progress on my website:

While you’re there, you could sign up for my mailing list-I only send out email for important shows and such.

View the show online @: http://hladikvoss.com/





Posted on: June 13, 2014

And here’s the link!!!

Having trouble with WordPress. as per usual.  Been away for a while.


Here’s the live link to Courtney for Today



Good Morning!

I’ve been busy the past week-hands on artwork on the Man Who Couldn’t Hear Orange.  Making some odd discoveries about the finishing of the background textile area.  Serendipitous solutions happening.  Will post pix when finished with the oddity section!

Wanted to share a website for printmakers.  I joined up and made a swell page in under and hour.  It’s Free!  I ended up with a page /picture gallery that can be viewed as a slide show. Artist’s statement.  You can upload video/links/and blog on the site.  Looks very clean and professional.

INKTERACTION     International Printmakers Network

This is the link to my page-check it out and see if it suits your needs!


Today’s print is a drypoint collograph.  A direct and inexpensive way to print.  Does require a press!  The plate is made from matboard, coated front and back with artist’s acrylic gesso.  ( Usually 3 times front/twice back. Let dry between coatings.  You can texture the plate with brushstrokes, or make a relatively smooth surface.) The front and back are sprayed with an acrylic coating-twice each side).  All you need is an etching needle, or some similar sharp point to draw into the plate.

I used oil printers ink-not too stiff! and a tarlatan to wipe/finish wipe with newspaper. I used a strong, colored Japanese paper-wet! to print. This print was Chine collé’d to Tan Rives BFK when the original print had dried. I can get at least 10-20 images from a plate. Since drypoint can be so unforgiving, I find this frees me up to be more experimental.  So much cheaper than copper!

Clean up should use very little liquid/solvent.  The more wet the plate gets, the shorter time it will last.  The liquid seeps into the lines of the plate and the paper absorbs it.  A good idea to edition the plate in one or two sessions.

I usually prepare multiple plates at a time-in modest sizes-so i have a stock on hand when the mood strikes.  If you have any questions-contact me!

This print of coiled snakes has been printed on many colors of paper, and used in some of my Natural History monoprints…



Posted on: April 20, 2012

Good Day to all of you!

Made a decision to finish this long standing project.  It has been hanging in my studio space for longer than I care to admit.

Have you ever been waylaid by life? I seem to have had a pattern of getting a tremendous artistic roll-ideas-time-energy! Then “something happens”.  It has been mostly matters of health and family in my case that have precluded my forward progress.  Do men do this?

Time to break out of this old story.  We are always in the middle of real life. Some events do stop one cold-for a while.  I was looking at a very large canvas of mine yesterday.  Remembering the circumstances in which I made it.  Very ill at the time-could only stand up for minutes at a time.  BUT! I really wanted to finish it.  And I did.

Found new resolve.  Hope this inspires away some of your excuses, too.  Let me know-we can all use the encouragement.

The Man Who Couldn’t “Hear” Orange was inspired by a story my father told of a man from the neighborhood.  For more detail pix: go to my website :   http://www.hladikvoss.com/prints.html

Go to Portfolio> It is under the Tactile Print list on the left.  Will be posting more as I finish sections.  The “man” model is my husband, Richard.

Feel free to ask me questions!


This is the main image from Panel #4—

Coming soon! another project needing the final touches.  “Prom”  a video/installation piece.  I’ve even shown this in performance. ( Many thanks to Mary Ellen Croteau, and to Art on Armitage- Chicago, Illinois!). Need to get the “movie” version on YouTube, and finish editing the live version.  Then get  it on my website.  Yes, there are some pix on the website-under Tactile Prints!

Postcard for the Debut Performance

The Man Who Couldn’t “Hear” Orange!

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